Recommended Card Magazines
Complete Cardmaking with your PC (printed in the UK) www.completecardmaking.co.uk
This magazine is dedicated to digital cardmaking and includes a free craft CD with each issue. The magazine is 66 pages and packed with digital news and ideas on how to use your free CD. Guides for shopping and online digital freebies are included in every issue as well.
I have been able to pick up a copy of the magazine each month at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore or Joann’s. Subscriptions can be purchased online.
Cardmaking & Papercraft (The UK’s No. 1 cardmaking magazine) www.cardmakingandpapercraft.com
Quick Cards Made Easy (printed in the UK) www.cardmakingandpapercraft.com
Both magazines are loaded with tips and techniques, including step by step instructions as well as the latest products available. Both have beautiful and easy-to-follow layouts.
I have been able to pick up a copy of each magazine at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore. Subscriptions can be purchased online. Although both magazines are published outside of the United States, I have been able to purchase many of the featured products from U.S. online companies by simply searching the product’s name. Many of the products featured are already being carried in the local craft stores.
Quick Cards magazine is an inspiration for cards that can be made quickly (in less than one hour).
Recommended Stamping Magazines
Stampers’ Sampler Take Ten www.stampington.com/taketen
Take Ten magazine is 144 pages packed with inspiration for creating cards in 10 minutes or less. Each issue contains many pages of design challenge results. This section helps to inspire creativity with the same sketch layout used in many different ways. Also, each issue includes take ten sentiments and product reviews. There are more card designs than advertisements! I am able to purchase Take Ten at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore.
Magnolia Ink (printed in Sweden) www.magnoliaink.nu
Magnolia Ink Magazine is dedicated to everything Magnolia! The contents of the magazine always include step-by-step, easy to follow instructions on many different topics. Projects include greeting cards, decorations, boxes, and tags. I was able to purchase Magnolia Ink at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore.
Recommended Scrapbook Magazines
Scrap & Stamp Arts (printed in the US) www.scrapandstamparts.com
Each issue of Scrap & Stamp contains original tutorials and articles sure to inspire your next project. Also in every issue there is a card gallery, “Product Showcase” and “Inkilings” where tips and hints from readers can be found. The magazine is published eight times a year. I was able to purchase a copy at my local grocery store.
Scrapbook Magazine (printed in the UK) www.thescrapbookmagazine.com
Scrapbook Magazine contains inspiring page layouts with many tips and techniques. It also has informative regular sections such as the “Budget Challenge” and “Designers Gallery”. The features are always fun and original. I was able to purchase the magazine at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore.